nonfirm
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FS 2004 Question

Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:16 am

Is there a way to get the DC-3 to steer on the ground without having a set of rudder pedals and not using differental braking.Can you use the yolk to steer.Thank for the info in advance.  airplane 
 
Newark777
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RE: FS 2004 Question

Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:41 am

Yeah, those tail draggers are a bitch to handle.

Harry
Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
 
Longhornmaniac
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RE: FS 2004 Question

Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:56 am

Damn good question Nonfirm. Here's what my Sybex strategy guide says:

Taxiing: Raise your eye level (Shift + Enter) or toggle the cockpit panel (W) if you have trouble seeing over the DC-3's nose. Adjust power between 800 and 1,000 rpm (F2 or F3 as necessary) for normal taxi speed. Lock or unlock tail wheel (Shift + G) as needed, for better directional control. Use rudders for directional control along the taxiway and runway.

Best of luck! Its hard, I still haven't really figured it out. The easiest way for me is to power up one engine more than the other, lol.

Cheers,
Cameron
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Cameron
 
pjflysfast
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RE: FS 2004 Question

Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:24 am

You can use the throttles to help steer the DC-3 on the ground. Be carful though to much throttle can make for a bad day!
 
CO737
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RE: FS 2004 Question

Sat Jun 17, 2006 11:28 am

There is a way to use differential braking while on the ground, which basically means that you are steering the airplane by braking one wheel and not the other. So, if you want to go left, use the left brake only and vice versa for the right. Unfortunately, I haven't installed FS 2004 on my new laptop yet so I can't look up the controls, so I'll leave that to you guys! Hope that helps!

James

BTW, its a lot easier to use differential braking than it is to keep locking and unlocking the tailwheel.
 
Longhornmaniac
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RE: FS 2004 Question

Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:03 pm

Quoting CO737 (Reply 4):
BTW, its a lot easier to use differential braking than it is to keep locking and unlocking the tailwheel.

By default, differential brakes are F11 and F12.

Cheers,
Cameron
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Cameron

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